Tiverton is a market town with a
Charter dating from 1258. It stands above its two rivers, the Exe
and the Lowman. It was originally known as Twyfordton, a two ford
town. In the Middle Ages it was an important market place and
became a centre for the woollen industry, with many wealthy
merchants endowing it. It has very interesting architecture. There
are three medieval almshouses. St. Peter`s Church next to the
Castle is wonderful and well worth a visit, and so is St. George`s
Church, the finest Georgian church in Devon. Knightshayes Court is
a couple of miles away - wonderful garden.
Bampton is an attractive small
town with a lovely church and incomplete motte and bailey castle and
a wonderful pub, the Swan.
Crediton has an ancient
tradition: it was the birthplace of St. Boniface and the seat of a
bishop between 909 and 1050, and the most important building is Holy
Cullompton has one of Devon`s
best churches, St. Andrew`s, and other very interesting old
buildings in the High Street.
There are many charming local villages
with interesting churches and pubs serving excellent food.
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